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Winter survival of Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae) hibernating in mine tunnels in Boulder County, Colorado, USA

Mitchell, CJ.

Journal of Medical Entomology 166: 482-487


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-2585
DOI: 10.1093/jmedent/16.6.482
Accession: 000801073

The mark-release-recapture technique was applied for the first time to the study of winter survival in Culex tarsalis Coq.; 377 hibernating females were collected in October 1977 from an abandoned gold-mine tunnel near Jamestown, Colorado, marked with zinc sulfide dust and released into the mine. Recovery of 8.7% of the marked population 3-5 months later provided only a crude estimate of survival rates.

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